Telegrams on Trouble at Sandy Point,


July-August, 1877

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Trouble at Sandy Point, page 4

Dated Houston 14 1877


Received at Austin July 14


To Gov R.B. Hubbard

The following letter received


by a merchant here is


the cause of apprehended necessity


of the military: Dear Friend


we are having a sweet


and lovely time down at


this place just at the


present sometime ago there


was a negro killed out


on the prairie for stealing


a beef since then the


negroes have been holding


meetings & last night openly


declared they were going to


take all the beef they


wanted in the future but they

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Telegrams on Trouble at Sandy Point, July-August, 1877, Records of Richard Hubbard, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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